An upcoming article on energy-modeling software
I am planning to write an article for Fine Homebuilding on energy-modeling software.
There are dozens of programs available. Some can be downloaded for free; some are expensive.
It seems to me that different professions need different types of software. The best software for a builder is probably not the best software for an HVAC contractor, an architect, or an energy consultant.
I'd love to hear from GBA readers about their favorite software and their most-hated software. What do you use it for? How long does data entry take? Do you have any idea if the software is accurate?
Here are some examples of software I might mention:
- Passive House Planning Package
- REM/Design and REM/Rate
- ACCA Manual J
Thanks for any feedback you can provide.
Posted Tue, 09/27/2011 - 16:50
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